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Resolved - Chrome not default browser

Postby hhoyt on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:52 am

I am having a problem getting chrome unstable to stay as default browser.
I check it in preferences, but the question of whether to make it default still pops up.
I see that Firefox4 is NOT the default.

I think I have seen this where two versions of gnome are active, but not my situation.

LM software manager properly shows google-chrome-unstable as checked.

Thanks, howard
Last edited by hhoyt on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Chrome not default browser

Postby JinzoDefiler on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:03 am

I had the same problem but luckily there is a fix.

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sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser


run that and select chrome from the list.
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Re: Resolved - Chrome not default browser

Postby hhoyt on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:33 pm

Thanks.
I will mark this 'resolved'.

I may have accomplished the same thing an alternate way.
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sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.desktop /usr/share/applications/.
sudo update menus
 

Eg, google chrome was missing from applications list.

It seems like Chrome now boots up faster ?

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Re: Resolved - Chrome not default browser

Postby Drizz on Fri May 20, 2011 8:11 pm

I'm having the same trouble, tried both solution but neither seems to work. I'm still asked to select default browser when I fire up Chromium.
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Re: Resolved - Chrome not default browser

Postby pseudocube on Mon May 23, 2011 1:02 am

This issue also applies to me. I was able to fix via the second to last post. Thanks!
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Re: Resolved - Chrome not default browser

Postby Drizz on Mon May 23, 2011 4:20 am

That's a bit odd. I just looked in the /opt/ folder and chrome isn't there, only firefox.

I'll re-installing Chrome.
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Re: Resolved - Chrome not default browser

Postby craigevil on Tue May 24, 2011 11:32 pm

# update-alternatives --list x-www-browser
/home/craig/Downloads/firefox/firefox
/usr/bin/google-chrome
/usr/bin/iceweasel
/usr/bin/konqueror
/usr/bin/midori
/usr/bin/opera
/usr/bin/uzbl-browser
/usr/bin/xlinks2
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# update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There are 8 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

  Selection    Path                                   Priority   Status
------------------------------------------------------------
  0            /usr/bin/google-chrome                  200       auto mode
* 1            /home/craig/Downloads/firefox/firefox   100       manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/google-chrome                  200       manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/iceweasel                      70        manual mode
  4            /usr/bin/konqueror                      100       manual mode
  5            /usr/bin/midori                         50        manual mode
  6            /usr/bin/opera                          90        manual mode
  7            /usr/bin/uzbl-browser                   10        manual mode
  8            /usr/bin/xlinks2                        69        manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:
 


HOWTO/DefaultWebBrowser - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/HOWTO/DefaultWebBrowser
The default GNOME browser can be changed for the whole system by reconfiguring the alternative.

# update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser
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